"Advocating for a Student in Foster Care," The Atlanta Lawyer

May 10, 2016

In an article published in the April 2016 issue of The Atlanta Lawyer, Eric S. Fisher discusses the Georgia Appleseed Center for Law and Justice and how the Appleseed’s Young Professionals Council (YPC) advocates for students in foster care. Under Georgia law, K-12 public school students faced with proposed out-of-school suspensions of more than 10 days, or with expulsion, are entitled to dispute the proposed disciplinary action at an administrative hearing often called a “tribunal.” The YPC formed a partnership with the Office of the Child Advocate to help children in foster care remain in school despite school disciplinary problems and assist students with their tribunal hearings. Mr. Fisher discusses his experience with this program and how it gives foster children a second chance. Please read the full The Atlanta Lawyer article.

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